hey guys, give me some help... This year I want to fully manage the biz and send out a crew full time. I am still in college and also have Fire fighting academy at night. I cant commit to working full time. I wanted to hire 1 trust worthy guy and possibly 2 helpers. The trust worthy guy would be responsible for making sure everything gets done, reports to me, maintains hours worked and is the only driver of my truck. Ultimately he's my main man and is basically his own boss. Then ill hire two cheap laborers that are under his control. I have a friend that is willing to do it, but told me that his weekly bills add up to $350 and would need to be ensured that he would get that no matter what, rain or shine. I asked him what he wanted hourly. he asked if $15 was too much. what should i pay him and the two helpers??? I was thinking $15 was a little high, but he has alot of responsibilities and I trust him completely. I was thinking maybe ensuring that he would get $350 a week, which is like 25 hours/week and then tell him that since im taking that liability, i can only give him 13.50 an hour above that. THEN, i can give the two helpers $8 an hour, CASH. This would total, 13.50 + 8 + 8= about 30 an hour. Is this too high of a labor cost? does it sound right? I have paid for everything and have nothing on credit. I am assuming 40-50 hr weeks with about 75 lawns averaging around $30 a peice. PLEASE HELP ME OUT!!!